Please, find here tables with alterations and note names in the 72-tone and other equal-temperament systems (EDO) which are supported by Ekmelily and partly by ekmelib. Note: Ekmelily versions prior to 3.0 support only 72-EDO. The tables are also available as CSV and ODS.


The alterations extend to the five-quarters-tone, at most. The suffixes for the note names are based on the German and English names in LilyPond. The accidental symbols are shown for all notation styles that are predefined in Ekmelily. They use the Ekmelos Font which is compliant with SMuFL. The respective code points (U+....) are specified in the annotations to the notation styles.

Note names

The note names (pitch names) have been devised for Ekmelily and ekmelib based on the names in LilyPond.


  • SMuFL – Standard Music Font Layout. Version 1.18, Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, (A specification for music symbols, developed by the W3C Music Notation Community Group,
  • George D. Secor, David C. Keenan: Sagittal – A Microtonal Notation System. , (
  • Joe Monzo: Tonalsoft – Encyclopedia of Microtonal Music Theory. (
  • Rolf Maedel, Franz Richter Herf: Ekmelische Musik. In: Schriften der Hochschule Mozarteum. No. 4, Katzbichler, München/Salzburg , ISBN 3-87397-473-8.
  • LilyPond – the GNU music typesetter. Version 2.18.2 (File "define-note-names.scm" Copyright (C) 2010 - 2012 Valentin Villenave et al.,